What to do on the weekend?

Finally, it is here again: The weekend. Well, and the FIFA World Cup as well. Kinda hard to decide which one I should be more excited about. Well, the World Cup is definitely more seldom, so I guess it is worth to put the weekend on second place. Sorry, weekend, I still love you.

To be precise, the soccer World Cup already started yesterday. But since we’re in Vancouver, so basically on the other side of the world, and some of us have to work, it is just not possible to watch the games early in the morning. Well, you could, before work, still lying in bed. But it’s just not the same excitement.7366316306_06cbe8e956_n
Chances are better on the weekend. The games are still early, but you can make a change of venue. Locations to watch the FIFA World Cup can be found all over Vancouver. You can find different international Pubs, e.g. English, American, Portuguese, German and a lot of others. I bet the atmosphere is better than in your bed, and you have the chance to meet people that are just as crazy about soccer. The schedule for the games (in Vancouver time) can be found here.

9317983502_e41923fa88_nIf you are less interested in soccer, the Surrey Greek Food Festival might be something for you. Local Greeks that recently came to Vancouver or lived here for some generations, established this community event more than 25 years ago. You can get freshly cooked Greek food, enjoy some Greek music and just be inspired by the foreign culture. To get there, just take the Expo Line to King George and make your way to St. Constantine and Helen orthodox church. On Saturday evening at 8pm, live music will be played by Yanis Sahamis on his Bouzouki (a mandolin like instrument).

You are neither a Foodie nor a soccer fan, then just make the best out of the weekend while enjoying the sun. The forecast says nothing but sun, so rent a bike, grab a good book and just relax in a park or go for a hike (there is the option to join our weekend excursion to Lynn Canyon Park on Saturday).

Get your sunscreen out, put your sunglasses on and get ready for the weekend.
I hope to see you on Saturday for our hike in Lynn Canyon Park.

-Elisabeth

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INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the weekend

Eastside Flea – Fall Market

Join us this Saturday to discover a real flea market in one of coolest areas in Vancouver: Commercial Drive! The new season, is the perfect chance to renovate your wardrobe with the best vintage clothes selection of Vancouver, or only spend a nice evening nosing around and looking for hidden treasures!

Speakers * Bikes * Books * Furniture * Art * Kitchenware * Farm Chic Goods * Magnets * Records * Vintage clothing * Vintage taxidermy * FRESH FLOWERS!!! * Candles * Handmade leather goods * Jewelry (vintage and handmade) * Glasswares * Knick Knacks * Shoes * Accessories * Electronics * Crafts * Posters * Prints * and so much more!

Image courtesy of Eastside Flea

And after the market, we can go to eat and drink something in one of the pubs and cafes that you can find trough Commercial Dr (for some people, Hipsterland). Home of skinny jeans, organics hamburgers, and nerd glasses, I’m sure we will have a wonderful evening! Join us in the Facebook event!

WHEN: Saturday September 21st at 2 PM

WHERE: The Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac St Vancouver, MAP 

ADMISSION: by donation

 

It’s All Greek To Me! Vancouver’s Original Greek Food Festival

It’s All Greek To Me! Vancouver’s Original Greek Food Festival is making its move…outdoors! Now in its 36th Year, the festival will be a three-day outdoor event featuring the same great authentic Greek food, live dance and entertainment, kids activities, Greek language lessons, agora marketplace and more. Come and get your Greek on at the longest running Greek festival in the city. OPA!

WHEN: September 20 – September 22

WHERE: Hellenic Community Centre of Vancouver, 4500 Arbutus Street, Vancouver, BC V6J4A2

ADMISSION: Free

 

The Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival

The Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival is a signature festival for the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood.  It celebrates the full moon and harvest abundance, honouring diverse cultural traditions. The festival highlights art, music, environmental stewardship, and community participation. The 11th annual Moon Festival begins well before the actual day with lantern workshops, finale rehearsals, ravine stewardship and much more.

WHEN & WHERE

4:00-7:00pm – Harvest Fair at Slocan Park

7:00pm – Twilight lantern parade

7:30-9:00pm – Lanterns, art, music, tea and moon cakes at Renfrew Park.

8:30pm – Finale at Renfrew Park field

ADMISSION: free

 

See everybody at the Flea!

Clara.

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International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
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